Sectarians in the Russian Literature and Journalism (Christian apologetic perspective)

Constantine PROKHOROV

Abstract


The article explores the reflection of the history of Russian Evangelical movement in the Russian classical literature and journalism. It marks the typological similarity between some apologetic Orthodox and Evangelical-Baptist sources, the emphasizing of the distinctive character of the “Russian Christianity” as opposed to any “foreign faith”. The Russian Protestants are increasing their interest in the ecclesiological mystery, sacraments, common history with Orthodoxy; they love the works of the Church fathers. The Orthodox people become aware of the importance of the Bible, the role of the firm Church community, accessible to all preaching of the Gospel. These points of contact create prerequisites for the beginning of fruitful dialogue.

Keywords


Evangelical movement, Protestantism, Orthodoxy, apologetics, dialogue.

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